Getting Started

What is Elements?

Elements is an introductory course that will expose you to some of the movements we do, explain the why behind our program, and demystify nutrition. There are 4 sessions where you will meet one-on-one with a coach. These sessions will teach you all you need to know about doing CrossFit at CFNE.

Wait, what's CrossFit?

To be nerdy, it is constantly varied, functional movement, done at relatively high intensity. What that means in English is we do a bunch of different workouts, comprised of simple body-weight and free-weight movements, and we are pushing ourselves as hard as we want to or can on that day.

Who has to do Elements?

Anyone who is new to CrossFit has to take Elements. We strive to move with virtuosity. That means doing the common uncommonly well. The best place to learn new skills and hone your abilities is in a one-on-one setting.

How much does Elements cost?

Elements costs $219. That gets you your Elements Month. You have 30 days to complete your 4 sessions. If you finish your sessions before the month is up, which is very common, then you can start taking classes until the end of those 30 days. For instance, you start Elements of June 13th, and you finish the fourth session on June 28th, you can start taking classes until July 13th. Then you will start paying a membership.

What do we do in one of the Elements sessions?

Each Elements session is set up to flow just like our classes do. Each day starts off with a general warm up, like 2 minutes on a bike or a short run to get the heart pumping. Then there is a specific warm up that involves more moving and stretching. Next, you will learn the skills for the day. This portion makes up a bulk of the hour. After you feel confident in the new movements we cap the day off with a little workout.

What do I wear?

Clothes that you are comfortable moving in. You will be getting up and down off the floor and moving quickly. Make sure they are clothes you are ok sweating in. You will sweat. In the nicer months we will work out outside if the weather permits it. There are tons of CrossFit-specific clothes and shoes out there but you do not need any of that for Elements. If you are looking to upgrade the wardrobe we can point you in the right direction.

What if I've done CrossFit before?

Hell yea! Welcome to your new home. “Doing CrossFit before” means you’ve done the introductory course at another CrossFit Gym and then you were an active member there for at least 3 months. If that’s the case you can do a Test-out. All that is is a formal way to start at our gym. It’s an hour-long session where you will do a CFNE benchmark to officially be welcomed into our community.

“My buddy showed me some moves in his garage,” or “I’ve watched all the videos online” are great but we still suggestion you take Elements, if that’s the extent of your experience.

What if I have an injury?

We are sorry to hear that but not a problem. The beauty of CrossFit is that it can be adjusted, scaled, or modified to fit anyone’s needs. In Elements we can come up with a plan on how to accommodate any injuries.

I've heard that CrossFit Is dangerous, is it?

Anything done incorrectly can be dangerous. By going through Elements, you are learning the correct way to move and approach workouts. Once in classes you are under the watchful eye of a coach whose sole purpose is to push you outside your comfort zone while maintaining a safe environment. CrossFit done correctly is not dangerous.

This sounds amazing! How do I sign up?

Boom! Welcome to the family. To sign up for Elements send an email to info@crossfitnewengland.com. We will then schedule your 4 sessions at your convenience. Let us know what times work best for you. And we look forward to working with you!

My significant other is interested in starting, too. Can they come?

For sure! We do partner elements for couples or friends. It’s still $219 per person for Elements but after that you might qualify for a discount. Check out our membership options.